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Wireshark Revealed: Essential Skills for IT Professionals by Charit Mishra, Yoram Orzach, James H Baxter

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Troubleshooting RTSP

RTSP is an application-layer control protocol that is used for the control of a single or multiple time-synchronized streams of continuous media such as audio and video. The purpose of RTSP is to provide control over remote media servers. It is used when we click on Play, Pause, and so on, and can be used also to invite a new media server for viewing on the screen, for example, for a conference. While RTSP is the control protocol, the streaming itself is usually carried out by RTP—which carries the data—and RTCP —used for the monitoring of the data transfer.

The RTSP standard (RFC2326) does not define any transport protocol, but most implementations use TCP. RTSP is commonly used while watching IPTV. In this recipe we will ...

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